from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A high-calorie food that is low in nutritional value.
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- n. Food with little or no nutritional value.
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- n. food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
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Loaded down with skin mags, beer, smokes — his contribution — with junk food and Cokes from Fox, and the picnic basket of sandwiches and lemonade Cal’s mother had packed.
A government-encouraged consumerism campaign had singled out “transnational junk food companies” as its favorite target; Sabritas management felt that criticism had been inflammatory and unfair.
This incredible titian-haired crusader who snuck junk food to a kid with a health food fanatic mom and crawled into crates with frightened little boys at the risk of her own life could have died before he had the chance to hold her again.
“Or even just to get to be irresponsible and stay out late with friends and eat junk food and go dancing all night, because you don’t have to do the super-responsible things that someone with a chronic illness has to do, like get plenty of rest, go to bed early, eat right, and watch your every move.”
I never knew there was such a thing as a truck stop, but before we left, Dean explained to me that truck stops were like giant 7-Elevens, stocked with every junk food imaginable, trucker souvenirs, and a wide selection of hats with slogans.
8. What could I start doing today or tomorrow to overcome___________my exercise resistance or junk food habit?
Nicole lived in dual-personality divorce land, where at one house (Theresa’s) there was every junk food possible and lax rules and “fun,” and in the other (Dennis’s) there were rules for everything and an insistence on a “healthy” lifestyle, which meant you were a shameful, weak loser if a Dorito passed your lips.